August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

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2062 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Post Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:10 am


It's time to pick a side: Love or Hate. Oh, no, wait. That was last month. This month we're doing something different! The challenge this month is to cover a piece by a FRENCH composer or musician. Why? Why not!

In order to make it more fun, it would be cool if everyone re-imagined a movement from Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygène" but as that would probably get tiring to listen to really quickly, why not work on something by pianist Érik Satie ("Gymnopedie") instead? You ever hear of Claude Debussy? Don't like synth or classical music? How about a rocking version of a Serge Gainsbourg song? Or just an original song in the style of "French Music" in general, whatever that means to you (please keep it respectful, though, and don't cause an international incident).

No time limit this month.

Submissions MUST follow these rules:

1 - Encoded in either .mp3 or .ogg format.

2 - No minute time limit this month!

3 - Entered into the contest by posting a DIRECT LINK (note: THIS MEANS A DOWNLOAD LINK) in this RULES & SUBMISSIONS thread (use the GOSSIP thread for everything else). If you cant provide a direct link, please contact one of the following people listed below, they will be happy to help you out. These people provide free hosting for the purpose of this contest only! They are not a hosting service. When contacting these people, please take the effort to understand the terms and conditions they provide.

2 - watto
3 - slartibartfast

In addition... has offered "self service" space. Log into the forum to find out more.

4 - Submitted by early a.m. (US Central Time) Wednesday, August 28 .

5 - Your entry(s) must be composed specifically for this contest (or, if a cover, arranged/recorded specifically for this contest).

6 - Your entry(s) must be created with audio plugins or software studio.

7 - Your entry should have the FILE named in a format of "yearmonth_artistname_tracktitle" (eg "1908_MonDieu_OxygeneXVII.mp3"), where the artistname is the same as your KVR name. Please do not use spaces and special characters in the filename. Special considerations will be given to those that have the hosting agent change the file name.

8 - If you are going to tag your mp3--and you should--the artist name is to be the same as your KVR name, and the title tag is to be the name of your tune.

9 - One person can participate either with one entry, with one entry and one collaborative effort or with two collaborative efforts.

10 - Every submission has to be tagged with:
a) used instruments (virtual and 'real')
b) players' and singers' names (if other than entrant; collabs are allowed, sometimes encouraged, but they must be credited)
c) origin of loops and samples, if they're not free of copyright (this includes CreativeCommons material; please read and follow the license of the samples and loops you use); naming the origin of copyright free loops is also encouraged, but not mandatory. Please only use samples you are legally entitled to use.
d) name(s) of composer(s) -- if an entry is a cover this should be noted in the file name and/or the mp3 "Title" tag as well as the submission post (not everyone reads the submission posts).

11 - If there are strong doubts about the origin of the composition or parts of it, the participant should have the possibility to send a project file to the moderator, who could give it to a trustworthy person with the right host to examine it. Important: the participant should not be forced to do it.

12 - No resubmissions without permission from the moderator, INCLUDING for time-overage correction. Please PM me for permission.

13 - Any tracks not adhering to these guidelines will be very naughty indeed. Possibly disqualified upon peer review. And at least mocked for all to point and giggle.

14 - Voting (members must have at least 20 posts to vote ... although contest entrants are exempt from this ruling) will run from the submission deadline until early a.m, September 1st. Anyone voting for themselves will find ALL their votes disqualified; any entrants not voting will also be disqualified.

If you have questions, send a private message to drapostrophex (that's me, Victor!) or ask in the gossip thread. There's a good chance I'll answer eventually!

Music Bird
208 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:46 pm ... -challenge
No hardware gear used.
PG8X (horns/brass/clarinets).
Dexed (flute, piano (e piano), and marimba).
Synth1 (bass and tuba).
Apari Tenpan (GM drums).
My try, a French cabaret Gypsy song. I unfortunately cannot post a download link.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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Laguna Rising
6856 posts since 4 Apr, 2005 from here and there

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:31 pm

V'la l'bon vent

'Swamp' DIY Strat Alesis solo tube pre, Shure beta58, H&K Tubemeister 5, Alesis Nanoverb, Rocktron Chameleon, Custom single-PU Jazz-bass, Zoom MS-60B, Electro Harmonix Soul Food, DigiTech FreqOut, Waldorf Rocket, Behringer D
SW :
Minimogue VA, NI Bandstand, NI Battery, String Theory, Glaceverb, Camel space, KeFir, LFX-1310, Kjarehus classic bundle, Fusion Field

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6078 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:32 am

DrApostropheX wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:10 am
(please keep it respectful, though, and don't cause an international incident).
Errrrr.... :scared:

Jeannie Foreigner

The hors d'oeuvres and accoutrements

Revelation electric 12 string geetar
Lindo Zodiac acoustic 12 string geetar
Variax 6 string geetar with TC Aeon and for the solo
Addictive drums
Rhyhmic robot Emulator Honkey Tonk Piano
GeForce Minimonsta
Kontakt Factory Library Strings
The nice lady from Google Translate :hihi:
Some overwrought crooning

582 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:29 am

Viva la Korv
Ube 2
Dexed ewharp synthmaster 2 Keyzone classic Sektor

582 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:31 am

Listen only to Ube 2, please.

337 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:14 pm

Cover of Daft Punk's Da Funk and for a bit of variety I've added in Air's Sexy Boy bass line. Two French bands for the price of one :party:

Da Sexy Funk

Tracktion 7

Peavey electric guitar
Yamaha acoustic guitar
Shure SM 57 mic

Addictive Drums 2
TDR Feedback Compressor
TAL Reverb 2 & Chorus
Traction 4-Band EQ, Low/High Pass Filter, Compressor & Phaser
Sampletank 3
Synth 1
Vintage Drum Elements
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....

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The Noodlist
984 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:03 am

Tried to make it LoFi.

Yamaha FG-401
Rode NT1A
Yamaha RBX 260
Gap Pre 73 MKII

Toneboosters V4
Melda Amp
Studio One MixFX
Rough Rider
Renaissance Compressor
Izotope vinyl
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

604 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:15 pm

Last edited by Hellfog on Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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138 posts since 5 Oct, 2017 from Närförort söder

Re: August Contest: Submissions "Francophone"

Post Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 pm

In case somebody wonders, this song is inspired by Talking Heads and Igor Stravinskij. His ballet The Rite of Spring was first performed in Paris (Le Sacre du printemps in French), and the mother of the basist in Talking Heads was born in France. So...

Composer, singer: I, me and myself
Cubase Essential 5. Instrument plugins: ZynAddSubFx, Kontakt Player Rock Guitar, GSCWDrums downloaded from Autodafe imported into Shortcircuit soft sampler, HalionONE Dark Precision Bass, Surge Synth, HalionOne Orchester Brass, HalionOne Yamaha S90ES Piano. Effects: Reverb: Two IR files from Samplicity in Reverberate LE. Guitar Amp Sim: LePou LE456. Guitar Cab: IR-file from Kalthallen IRs in Ignite Amps NadIR. Cubase Ping Pong Delay
To be is to do — Socrates.
To do is to be — Jean-Paul Sartre.
Do be do be do — Frank Sinatra.

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